Posted in Cultural, Indian History, Musing, News and Views, Observation, tagged Cultural, Entertainment, Gandhi Jayanti, Google, Google Gandhi, India, Mahatma Gandhi, Mont Blanc Gandhi pen, Society on 2 October 2009|
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Mont Blanc's $24,763 Mahatma Gandhi Pen on Gandhi Jayanti
Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday celebration has reduced to mere efforts to monetize . Mont Blanc has launched 241 limited edition 18k gold plated $24,763/ each pens. The pen is engraved with Gandhi’s image and tricked out with a saffron-colored mandarin garnet on the clip and a rhodium-plated nib. A billboard put up this week over Mumbai’s teeming slums shows a gaunt Gandhi next to an image of the swanky pen, with golden threads woven around it to represent Gandhi’s spinning wheel. This one is oozing with irony! Gandhi who lived and preached life of minimalism, his name, today, is being used as a sales gimmick for the opulent and could-not-care-less types. Mont Blanc got it all wrong.
Traffic moves past a billboard displaying a portrait of Mohandas Gandhi, the ascetic father of India's independence, besides an image of a Montblanc pen in India.
Internet search giant Google paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on Friday on the 140th anniversary of his birth, replacing the ‘G’ in its colorful logo with a picture of the Indian independence hero. Nice gesture.
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Fashion Designer Satya Paul has done it again. This time for designing a Google inspired saree called Ooogle / Oogle. Satya Paul has been known to be inspired by nature, people, and beautiful things around him.
Indian Actress Aditi Govitrikar, Mrs. World of 2001, modeled for (g)oogle saree in India Fashion Week 2007 under Pop Art Collection category.
Starting in the 50’s, Pop art is a reflection of popular culture in art. Pop art is neither praise nor condemnation but explores the everyday imagery that is so much a part of contemporary consumer culture. It often uses media, advertising, packaging, celebrity and comic book art styles to bring art closer to real life.
The fabric is georgette jacquard and it is a printed saree. Priced at affordable $ 299.88 (Rs. 11.950). The url in the web address bar on the saree, of course, points to Satya Paul’s online shop! Rest of the saree showcases the google search page.
Saree is available online as well as in malls in Delhi.
What are we going to see next- iphone lehnga or Microsoft Vista Punjabi suit? Not sure if Indian women would like the idea of being walking billboards.
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Posted in Education, From Headlines, General, Information, Interesting, News and Views, Tech News, tagged Apache Hadoop, Cloud Computing, Computational Research Laboratories, CRL, Google, Hadoop Summit, Indian, News, Pune, Rattan Tata, Ron Brachman, Supercomputers, TATA, Tata Sons, Technology, USA, Yahoo on 24 March 2008|
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Yahoo has struck an agreement with Computational Research Laboratories, a unit of Tata Sons Ltd., to pursue research on “cloud computing” technologies. Yahoo said the project with the laboratory in Pune would use the world’s fourth-fastest supercomputer and Apache Hadoop, a framework for creating software that can handle large amounts of data using several computers. (more…)
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